Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) location:Chicago, IL, USA date:16-20 April 2015
Since the mid-1990s, international research and policy argue that the support of students with special educational needs in mainstream education should no longer be a ‘one-man-show’ of one designated teacher who tries to remedy the special educational needs of children by pulling them out of their classroom but should become a ‘whole-school approach’, rooted in a shared responsibility together with internal school collaboration. This change seems to happen simultaneously with the growing belief in collaborative practices in schools. However, no study has yet used the strength of SNA to visualize the collaborative practice of teachers in schools concerning special needs care. In this study, a thorough investigation of characteristics of schools’ social network concerning special needs care is at stake.